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  1. 1 amk for obama
    February 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    bt at ‘work’.

  2. February 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  3. 5 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Working on ACA enrollment promotion this week and next!

  4. February 2, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    How convenient to deny things you either dion’t agree with or refuse to understand . The fact that they have no compunction about getting others sick or exposing them is more than dangerous and selfish.

    • 18 amk for obama
      February 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Amazing how a small fringe of loonies are making their rethug pols appease them, isn’t it? In India, such nutz will be thrashed with broomsticks.

    • 19 Roberta in MN
      February 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Desertflower, is there some kind of funding that Jan Brewer or the new Gov. of AZ cut for health care in your state? I hear Maricopa Health Systems, Hospital or what ever it is called, is saying the ACA won’t pay for some of the care they give the indigenous people. And they may close their doors. I am kind of baffled about that, because they have been advertising about being the greatest hospital and that that is what they are there for? Confusing. I have a Grand Neice that is worried about her job and blames is on Obamacare. (They are repugs.) Can you give me some light on the politics of this. Thanks I would appreciate it.

  5. 22 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  6. 23 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

  7. February 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    even tho it is difficult to understand the climate denier…the vaccine denier…gun advocate etc…we cannot paint them in the way that cartoon does….the President has warned us about demonizing the opponent…

    The GOP and the powers that be have fostered and nurtured such ideology…this kind of of anti-science ideology threatens us all…where do we go from here…if we has a real press…the MSM would be challenging this instead of just mouthing GOP talking points…

  8. 28 yardarm756
    February 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Holidays

    Presentation of the Lord (also called Purification of the Virgin Mary or Candlemas): It commemorates the presentation of Jesus in the temple 40 days after his birth.

    Groundhog Day If he sees his shadow, expect six more weeks of winter.(Did he see it?)

    Events

    1982 Late Night with David Letterman NBC debuts the show that brought us stupid pet tricks, elevator races, top-ten lists, and Larry “Bud” Melman.

    1979 Sex Pistols Sid Vicious overdoses on heroin. He was awaiting trial for the stabbing death of his girlfriend, “nauseating Nancy” Spungen.

    1964 First U.S. spacecraft to strike the moon Ranger 6, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, strikes the moon. Unfortunately, its camera equipment failed to operate.

    1943 World War II – Battle of Stalingrad German troops surrender to Russia after a five-month battle, marking the end of Hitler’s campaign in Russia.

    1934 Export-Import Bank of the U.S Pres. Roosevelt establishes this organization to encourage trade between the U.S. and other nations.

    1914 Cub Scouts The first Cub Scout pack is formed in Sussex, England.

    1913 Grand Central Terminal The New York terminal officially opens.

    1901 U.S. Army Dental Corps is founded by Congress.

    1893 First motion picture close-up Fred Ott sneezing.

    1892 Bottle cap William Painter of Baltimore receives a patent for his design. Called a “crowned cork,” it consisted of a cork disk which prevented the bottle’s contents from touching the corrugated tin cap.

    1876 Baseball – First Professional Baseball League The National League is formed. It consisted of Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. Source: Famous First Facts

    1848 Mexican War The war between Mexico and the U.S. ends with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The U.S. acquired Texas and the land that would become California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.

    1834 First co-ed college Oberlin Collegiate Institute, Ohio, is incorporated. Although it allowed women to attend classes, it did not grant them equal status until 1837.

    Births

    1953 Christie Brinkley American model.

    1948 Al McKay American guitarist, with Earth, Wind & Fire. Music: Shining Star (1975, #1, Grammy), Best of My Love (1977, #1), and After the Love has Gone (1979, #2, Grammy).

    1947 Farrah Fawcett d. 2009 American actress. Her famous poster is the best-selling pinup poster of all time. TV: Charlie’s Angels (Jill Munroe) and The Burning Bed (1984). Film: Logan’s Run (1976).

    1946 Howard Bellamy American singer, with the Bellamy Brothers. Music: Let Your Love Flow (1976, #1), If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me? (1979, #1), and Kids of the Baby Boom (1987, #1).

    1942 Graham Nash English singer, with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

    1942 Bo Hopkins American actor. TV: The Rockford Files (disbarred lawyer John Cooper) and Dynasty (Matthew Blaisdel).

    1937 Tom Smothers American comedian, one of the Smothers Brothers.

    1935 Jane Wagner American Emmy/Peabody-winning playwright, actress, Lily Tomlin’s comic writer and life partner. Writings: The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) and The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1991). Quote: “The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.” Source: Fifth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said #550)

    1932 Robert Mandan American actor. TV: Soap (Chester Tate) and Private Benjamin (Col. Fielding).

    1926 Elaine Stritch American actress. TV: My Sister Eileen (Ruth).

    1923 James Dickey American poet, novelist. Writings: Deliverance (1970 He played the sheriff in the 1972 film adaptation).

    1909 Frank Albertson d. 1964 American actor. Film: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Sam Wainwright), and Bye Bye Birdie (1963, Sam the Mayor).

    1905 Ayn Rand d. 1982 Russian-born American author. Writings: Anthem (1938), The Fountainhead (1943), and Atlas Shrugged (1957).

    1895 George Halas d. 1983 American Football Hall of Famer, player-coach, co-founder of the NFL, and founder of the Chicago Bears. He is the all-time leader in coaching wins (324) and won a record 6 NFL championships. He was also the 1919 Rose Bowl MVP.

    1886 William Rose Benet d. 1950 American Pulitzer-winning poet, novelist. Writings: The Dust Which is God (1941).

    1883 Johnston McCulley d. 1958 American author, creator of Zorro. Writings: The Mark of Zorro (1920) and The Curse of Capistrano (1920).

    1882 James Joyce d. 1941 Irish novelist. Although his novel Ulysses (1922) was banned in the U.S. in 1933, it is considered one of the greatest works of 20th-century fiction.

    1861 Solomon R. Guggenheim d. 1949 American philanthropist. In 1937 he founded the Guggenheim foundation, which maintains the museum in New York.

    1754 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord d. 1838 French statesman. He was foreign minister to Napoleon Bonaparte and King Louis XVIII, and was ambassador to Britain. One of history’s greatest diplomats, he once stated, “We were given speech to hide our thoughts.”

    1651 Sir William Phips d. 1695 English Colonial leader and governor of the Massachusetts Colony (1692-94) during the Salem witchcraft trials.

    1650 Nell Gwynn d. 1687 English actress, mistress of King Charles II, by whom she had two children.

    1649 Benedict XIII d. 1730 religious leader, 245th Pope (1724-30).

    Deaths

    1996 Gene Kelly b. 1912 American Emmy-winning actor, dancer. Film: Singin’ in the Rain (1952, with his famous dance scene).

    1995 Donald Pleasence b. 1919 British actor. Film: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965, the Devil), You Only Live Twice (1967, Ernst Blofeld), and Halloween (1978).

    1987 Alistair Maclean b. 1922 Scottish novelist, World War II veteran. Writings: Guns of Navarone (1957) and Ice Station Zebra (1963).

    1978 Wendy Barrie b. 1912 (Wendy Jenkins), British actress. TV: The Wendy Barrie Show.

    1970 Bertrand Russell b. 1872 British mathematician, Nobel-winning philosopher, author. He was the most distinguished philosopher of his time.

    1969 Boris Karloff b. 1887 (William Henry Pratt), English horror actor. Stage: Arsenic and Old Lace (1941, Jonathan Brewster) and Peter Pan (1951, Captain Hook). Film: Frankenstein (1931, the monster) and The Mummy (1932, title role). TV: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966, narrator).

    1967 Floretta McCutcheon b. 1888 American bowler. Although considered the greatest woman bowler of all time, she had never held a bowling ball until she was 33.

    1918 John L. Sullivan b. 1858 American boxer, heavyweight champion (1882-92) and the last bare-knuckle champion.

    1907 Dmitri Mendeléyev b. 1834 Russian chemist. He created the periodic table of elements (1869).

    1804 George Walton b. 1751 American lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, and governor of Georgia (1779-80, 1789-90).

    1769 Clement XIII b. 1693 Italian religious leader, 248th Pope (1758-69).

  9. 29 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

  10. 30 Dakota
    February 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    When I was a kid, we couldn’t attend school unless we had all of our vaccinations. There was a point when it was it was felt that polio was irradicated and T.B. was following. That didn’t happen and now we’ve measles to worry about. I don’t understand parents mindset that not only put their children at risk but everyone elses child as well. Kudos to those doctors who are putting their foot down.

    • 31 0388jojothecat
      February 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      It’s all because of non-doctors actors and other ignorant people with NO science to back it up blame vaccinations for autism, childhood cancers, and other fears. These same parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids were vaccinated as children.

  11. 33 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  12. 34 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  13. 35 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm

  14. February 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!

  15. 43 kasai
    February 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    ODS in full swing…My GOD!

  16. 44 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

  17. 45 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm

  18. 46 GGail
    February 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    This tweet by Propane Jane and retweeted by Chips is so on Point!

    TheObamaDiary.com retweeted
    Propane Jane @docrocktex26 · 3h 3 hours ago
    Irony is that more than likely the non-vaccinating parents were vaccinated against the diseases they won’t protect their kids from now. Sad.

    • 47 Don
      February 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Isn’t that always the case? I mean these people are so goddamn gullible, MLK said it best when he said “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and contentious stupidity”.

  19. 49 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm

  20. 50 Judith Fardig
    February 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Last one:

  21. February 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    • 56 Don
      February 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      prettyfoot58, I’m so tired of these people acting as though they have no idea how government works. I’ve watch Trumpka over the years and when it comes to President Obama Trumpka gives off this wishy-washy vibe, I do not trust this guy at all. It’s like President Obama has to prove himself daily to these people.

    • 58 COS
      February 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      There was absolutely no reason for Trumka to tweet such a thing. He could have kept this to himself.

  22. 59 FoxfireTX
    February 2, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I made the mistake of turning my tv on this morning to watch the Savannah Guthrie interview. After watching the refreshing Zakaria interview yesterday thought this might be OK. How wrong. I turned it off when I was ready to put my fist into this woman’s face. What an idiot. Funny how everyone in the media loves to ignore the fact that ISIL was created because of our invasion of Iraq, and now it’s all PBO’s fault. She doesn’t think he’s doing enough, but doesn’t seem to want boots on the ground, but he is magically supposed to make them disappear. Her ignorance is truly frightful. But she thinks we are LESS safe than when he took office????????? There truly is no more “journalism” in the US.

    • 60 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      PEOPLE…ESPECIALLY THE HARD RIGHT WINGERS…PREJUDGED THIS PRESIDENT IN 2008 AND THEY WON’T CHANGE THEIR MINDS…THEY THRIVE ON FEAR, IGNORANCE AND ARROGANCE…AND GUNS! THEY HAVE WRITTEN THEIR OWN BIBLES TO SUIT THEM…THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GOD’S HEART OR THERE WOULDN’T BE BIGOTRY AND BIAS IN THE FIRST PLACE. I AM VERY DISGUSTED IN THESE PEOPLE WHO CALL THEMSELVES AMERICANS BECAUSE IF YOU CAN’T BE KIND AND FAIR TO EVERYONE…IT’S NOT AMERICA. I HAVE TRULY SUFFERED THROUGH YEARS OF HATRED AND ABUSE AGAINST THIS PRESIDENT…THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR IT AND THIS IS HOW THEY ARE TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN…THE ONES THEY WISH TO TEACH WITH THEIR OWN SELECTIVE EDUCATION!

    • February 2, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      I hope you contact the Today show and told Savannah exactly what you thought of her being the mouth piece for the right wing Republicans.

  23. 63 GGail
    February 2, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Isn’t today Groundhog Day? Did anyone hear whether or not he saw his shadow? Our weather people don’t cover him 🙂

  24. February 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    GGail, I saw some of it earlier this morning.
    But I felt sorry for the poor animal and could not bear to watch the results.
    After the man in the top hat(they ALL had top hats) said he could talk to him I had enough.
    I even think I heard something about going on the internet to get the results or maybe I was delusional after listening to that awful interview.
    I really admire our president for being such a statesman and gentleman. By his example I have a long ways to go.


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